Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND
NOUS43 KBIS 052201
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
401 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016 /301 PM MST Mon Dec 5 2016/
...SAFETY RULES FOR BLIZZARD WARNINGS...
A Blizzard Warning has been issued by your National Weather
Service in North Dakota. The following safety rules should ensure
A brief reminder...a warning means the storm is actually
occurring or is imminent.
Do not venture out into the storm unless absolutely necessary.
Most blizzard fatalities involve people who left a place of
safety while the storm was in progress.
If you must go out, dress warmly. It is very important to keep
your head, hands and feet protected. Most of the body`s heat is
lost through the outer extremities, especially the head.
Avoid overexertion even if you are in good physical condition. It
is hard work walking in heavy snow, high winds, bitter cold wind
chills, and blinding visibilities. Do not kill yourself shoveling
In your home, be very careful of starting fires. The fire
department may not be able to get to you during the storm.
On the road, you should have winter survival gear in your
vehicle. If stranded in the storm, stay in your vehicle. Run the
engine sparingly to conserve fuel. Keep your exhaust pipe clear
Circulate fresh air in the car by opening one of the windows
slightly. Turn on the dome light at night. Maintain a continuous
watch and do not let everyone in the vehicle sleep at the same
If you must get out of your vehicle during the storm, tie a
lifeline to you and the vehicle.
Monitor the latest weather reports, if possible, and wait
patiently for the storm to subside.